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The Barbarian Invasions: A Genealogy of the History of Art

By Eric Olivier Michaud Published 2018

On December 12, 2018, Eric Michaud, Directeur d’Études at the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and former Member in the School of Historical Studies, gave a public lecture on "The Barbarian Invasions: A Genealogy of the History of Art," as a part of the Art History Lecture Series.

The talk given by Michaud examines the field of art history during the nineteenth century, when the "barbarian" invasions of the fifth century in Europe were examined anew. Michaud also describes how the racial and ethnic links woven between artists and their works are still active today.